Subject says it all. The sysstat package uses insecure method of
generating temporary filenames by using the PID in /tmp
So does the isag binary it includes btw
--- sysstat.spec~ Sat Nov 23 05:33:21 2002
+++ sysstat.spec Wed Dec 18 20:26:44 2002
@@ -53,8 +53,8 @@
%triggerpostun -- sysstat <= 3.3.3-1
# earlier versions of sysstat had crontabs done in a bad way. fix it.
if [ `id -u` = "0" -a "$1" -ge "2" ]; then
- egrep -v 'sysstat|sa1|sa2' /etc/crontab > /tmp/crontab.$$
- mv /tmp/crontab.$$ /etc/crontab && chmod 644 /etc/crontab
+ egrep -v 'sysstat|sa1|sa2' /etc/crontab > /etc/crontab.tmp$$
+ mv /etc/crontab.tmp$$ /etc/crontab && chmod 644 /etc/crontab
still affects 9
I have built packages with this fixed for RHEL2.1, RHEL3, fc2. As soon
as someone tells me (where to find documentation about) how to check
this into CVS, pipe this through beehive, feed this to QA for errata,
I'll make the fixed packages available. Sorry, but I'm new to all this
isag tmp hole is also fixed in sysstat-4.0.1-8 (for RHEL2.1), using
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report.
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.